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* [[Hardware]] - Hardware that works with Linux * [[Hardware]] - Hardware that works with Linux
* [[Software]] - How to get software and how to use it * [[Software]] - How to get software and how to use it
 +* [[LXF HOWTOs]] - Guides on using Linux
'''Some helpful links''' '''Some helpful links'''
-[http://www.linuxnewbieguide.org The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide] A straight-forward, no jargon tutorial to choosing, using and installing Linux onto your computer.+* [http://www.linuxnewbieguide.org The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide] - A straight-forward, no jargon tutorial to choosing, using and installing Linux onto your computer.
 +* Manual pages are available at the command line, but they're also [http://linuxreviews.org/man/ here] in HTML format for ease of use.
-Man pages are available at the command line but they're [http://linuxreviews.org/man/ here] in HTML format for ease of use +* Want to try several different distros? [http://home.planet.nl/~elst0093/motub/multboot.html Motub's multiboot page] will help.
 +* Firefox [http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialMozillaConfiguration.html Web Browser Configuration] on Linux for plug-ins and support applications.
-Want to try several different distros [http://home.planet.nl/~elst0093/motub/multboot.html Motub's multiboot page] will help+* [http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/ Intros BY newbies FOR newbies]
 +* [http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/ LinuxPlanet] tutorials
-Firefox [http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialMozillaConfiguration.html Web Browser Configuration] on Linux for plug-ins and support applications  
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-[http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/ Intros BY newbies FOR newbies] 
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-[http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/ LinuxPlanet] tutorials 
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-If you really are scared of Linux boot programs, I understand [http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm this] will give you some functionality in Microsoft OSs. 
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-Also see [http://btmgr.webframe.org/ Smart BootManager's Homepage]. 
 +If you really are scared of Linux boot programs, I understand [http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm this] will give you some functionality in Microsoft OSs. Also see [http://btmgr.webframe.org/ Smart BootManager's Homepage].
If your ISP gives you a Speedtouch USB broadband modem, [http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/ this] might help. If your ISP gives you a Speedtouch USB broadband modem, [http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/ this] might help.

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This area of the site is specifically for newcomers to Linux. If you want to find out what Linux is, what a distribution is, the purpose of GPL software and how to get Linux and install it, this is the place.

  • What is Linux? - A friendly FAQ outlining the history of Linux, and what it can do for you
  • Distros - What is a distro, and what's the difference between them?
  • Recommended Reading - Links to newbie-friendly information where you can find out more.
  • Linux and Games - Information about games running in Linux
  • Hardware - Hardware that works with Linux
  • Software - How to get software and how to use it
  • LXF HOWTOs - Guides on using Linux


Some helpful links

  • The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide (http://www.linuxnewbieguide.org) - A straight-forward, no jargon tutorial to choosing, using and installing Linux onto your computer.
  • Manual pages are available at the command line, but they're also here (http://linuxreviews.org/man/) in HTML format for ease of use.
  • Want to try several different distros? Motub's multiboot page (http://home.planet.nl/~elst0093/motub/multboot.html) will help.
  • Firefox Web Browser Configuration (http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialMozillaConfiguration.html) on Linux for plug-ins and support applications.
  • LinuxPlanet (http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/) tutorials


If you really are scared of Linux boot programs, I understand this (http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm) will give you some functionality in Microsoft OSs. Also see Smart BootManager's Homepage (http://btmgr.webframe.org/).

If your ISP gives you a Speedtouch USB broadband modem, this (http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/) might help.